Ruth, Chapter 3

3:1 And Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you?
3:2 And now isn't Boaz our kinsman, whose maidens you were with? Look, he winnows barley tonight in the threshing-floor.
3:3 Wash yourself therefore, and anoint yourself, and put your raiment on you, and go down to the threshing-floor, but don't make yourself known to the man, until he is done eating and drinking.
3:4 And it will be, when he lies down, that you will mark the place where he will lie, and you will go in, and uncover his feet, and lay down; and he will tell you what you will do.
3:5 And she said to her, All that you say I will do.
3:6 And she went down to the threshing-floor, and did according to all that her mother-in-law bade her.
3:7 And when Boaz had ate and drank, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain: and she came softly, and uncovered his feet, and laid down.
3:8 And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself; and saw that a woman lay at his feet.
3:9 And he said, Who are you? And she answered, I am Ruth your slave: spread therefore your skirt over your slave; for you are a near kinsman.
3:10 And he said, Blessed be you of Yahweh, my daughter: you have shown more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as you didn't follow young men, whether poor or rich.
3:11 And now, my daughter, don't be afraid; I will do to you all that you say; for all the city of my people does know that you are a worthy woman.
3:12 And now it is true that I am a near kinsman; nevertheless there is a kinsman nearer than I.
3:13 Tarry this night, and it will be in the morning, that if he will perform to you the part of a kinsman, good; let him do the kinsman's part: but if he will not do the part of a kinsman to you, then I will do the part of a kinsman to you, as Yahweh lives: lie down until the morning.
3:14 And she lay at his feet until the morning. And she rose up before a man could discern another. For he said, Don't let it be known that the woman came to the threshing-floor.
3:15 And he said, Bring the mantle that is on you, and hold it; and she held it; and he measured six [measures] of barley, and laid it on her: and he went into the city.
3:16 And when she came to her mother-in-law, she said, Who are you, my daughter? And she told her all that the man had done to her.
3:17 And she said, These six [measures] of barley he gave me; for he said, Don't go empty to your mother-in-law.
3:18 Then she said, Sit still, my daughter, until you know how the matter will fall; for the man will not rest, until he has finished the thing this day.

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